Every November, we get together with family and friends to express our gratitude for one another. Thanksgiving Day is fast approaching. The time of year when we gather with our loved ones to enjoy a hearty meal complete with a roasted turkey as the centerpiece is right around the corner. On the other hand, children would be likely to have little to no idea what this holiday means. When they start asking, “What’s the purpose of thanksgiving?” or “What are we thankful for?” Who are to deal with these questions? That’s right. The parents.
However, do not fret, dear readers, Dr. Seuss’s Thankful Things is here to help you answer most of the common questions your children ask you on Thanksgiving. This children’s book is a treasure trove of rhymes that are both simple and inventive. But of course, being one of seven separate titles under Dr. Seuss’s Things Board Books Series.
This book is a great way to get kids excited about the holidays without having to break a sweat. Don’t you think?
Early readers are introduced to the customs of Thanksgiving in this book, with Thing One and Thing Two listing all the things they are thankful for. As the book’s title suggests, Thanksgiving is a time for us to express our gratitude and appreciation for all that our friends and family members have done for us. We get to spend time with our loved ones both near and far on this beautiful day, which is celebrated as a family tradition. Families don’t just refer to blood relatives; any type of family relationship is also considered, including those with friends.
Even for adults, Dr. Seuss’s way of procuring a method to engage children in this heartfelt holiday is an eye-opener. No doubt, children will come to love celebrating cultures and traditions with ease. What are we thankful for? Well, there are so many things to be grateful for in life. But the most important one is our family.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!